A New Way to Give
As described in the New York Times, Direct Relief’s new donation interface aims to increase transparency and provide more control and flexibility when making a gift.
With the sliders below, we have tried to make it very easy and clear for you — you can either permit Direct Relief to use your gift with maximum flexibility to provide assistance or decide exactly how your gift is allocated among Direct Relief’s various program activities, including specific emergencies, events, or projects, as well as for work in the U.S. or internationally.
Gifts that allow for flexibility are generally most helpful because they enable adjustments to be made as circumstances change. However, this new approach reflects the simple fact that some people intend their contributions to be used for a particular purpose, area, or group of people. And, for Direct Relief to honor that intent, it must be possible for donors to express it.
Because all Direct Relief’s efforts are supported by charitable gifts, every contribution is important and deeply appreciated.
Please share any feedback you may have and, if you need assistance, please email or call (800) 676-1638.
Also, if you prefer Direct Relief’s original donation page, you can still access it here.
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How are Direct Relief and its programs funded?
Direct Relief’s humanitarian health activities include extensive efforts throughout the U.S. and internationally and involve both very focused responses to specific events in locations as well as long-term, ongoing efforts in areas of chronic need. To fulfill its mission, Direct Relief relies entirely on private sources of revenue — from individuals, associations, foundations, and businesses. Direct Relief does not rely on any government funding.
What do slider categories represent?
- Where needed most – Giving to this category allows Direct Relief to address the most immediate needs.
- Emergency response – Donating here supports a variety of Direct Relief’s emergency response efforts around the world.
- Tennessee fires – Supports the provision of urgently needed medical resources to health centers and clinics providing care to people affected by the fires in Tennessee.
- Hurricane Matthew Haiti – This fund supports continuing recovery in Haiti, including shipments of cholera recovery kits, which allow water to be made safe for drinking. This funding also directs critical medical supplies to local clinics in Haiti treating patients impacted by the storm.
- Help for Syrian refugees – This fund provides medical aid to doctors, medical missions and local organizations caring for Syrian refugees who have fled or are fleeing their war-torn country. This funding goes to Syrian refugees living in Syria and beyond its borders.
- Stop the spread of Zika – This fund supports Direct Relief’s efforts on behalf of healthcare facilities in Zika-affected areas — providing requested supplies like insect repellent, IV solutions, medications for fever reduction and pain relief, as well as pre- and postnatal resources needed to ensure safe deliveries and care for newborns.
- Rapid Response Fund – This fund allows Direct Relief to prepare for and immediately respond to future emergencies. One example of this is Direct Relief’s hurricane preparedness program, which prepositions medical supplies and medicines in hurricane-prone areas.
- International programs — Direct Relief works across 80 countries to improve the health of people in need by strengthening fragile health systems and increasing access to quality health services. This includes high-impact investments to ensure the health of mothers and their children during pregnancy and delivery and support for health professionals in developing countries who work to combat the high-burden communicable and non-communicable diseases that affect the health and wellbeing of the people they serve.
- U.S. programs – Direct Relief supports safety-net clinics in 50 states that provide comprehensive, culturally competent health services to more than 23 million U.S. residents each year. Each month, Direct Relief sends requested supplies to these health centers and clinics, allowing them to serve patients, who may be low-income, uninsured or both.
Why is the fundraising slide bar deactivated?
Direct Relief is not soliciting donations to cover fundraising, which is why this slider bar is deactivated. Direct Relief’s fundraising costs are covered by a generous bequest, which means that no portion of your donation is used for fundraising.
How is privacy protected?
Are donations secure?
All credit cards and personal profile information provided to Direct Relief is transmitted with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that allows a browser to encrypt data before it is sent over the Internet automatically.